Today I’ve got something really important to share…
A Complete Guide On Stockpiling Food BEFORE A Real Emergency
Because the unprepared citizen will find themselves in the middle of a chaotic food store…
Fearfully scrambling with other fragile souls…
Risking EVERYTHING for a few scraps.
But YOU can avoid such a fate…
TOPICS IN THIS GUIDE… ↓(click to jump)
- Why My Grandparents Stockpiled
- The Aftermath Of A Catastrophe…
- Civility Vanishes With Food & Water
- More Technology = More Vulnerable
- What Our Ancestors Did…
- Best Prepper Foods For Stockpiling
- Difficult Food Decision: How Long?
- What About Freeze-Dried Foods?
- How To Build Your Own Stockpile
- Important Rules For Stockpiling
- Your Stockpiling Action Plan
- THE Best Investment You’ll Ever Make
When I was a boy, and we ran out of peanut butter, my grandmother sent me downstairs to get another jar.
Usually, there would be two more behind that one.
She ALWAYS had months of food on hand.
I grew up assuming this was normal.
Yet, as a young adult, I didn’t shop this way.
After buying “BIG,” I might have two weeks of food on hand.
- 3 jars of peanut butter
- 8 eight cans of pork and beans
- or 10 loaves of frozen bread
I once asked my grandmother:
Why she always had so much food in the house.
Her answer was,
“Just In Case.”
Now middle-aged, with children of my own, I understand her answer.
My grandparents grew up during the Great Depression.
They saw our fragile economy collapse in 1929.
They watched the market plummet, banks fold, and their entire way of life die.
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During World War II, they experienced extreme rationing of:
- and consumer goods
Of course, the war effort required sacrifice.
And they constantly feared an Axis victory.
When the war and rationing ended, they never stopped stockpiling.
Not that long ago, my family relied on our local grocery stores.
We assumed we could pick up whatever we needed on a moment’s notice.
I’d also drive around with my tank on empty.
Knowing I could stop and get gas anytime I needed it.
The gauge on my grandfather’s old Buick?
It never fell below half.
I used to rely solely on my utility company.
Assuming gas and electricity would flow directly into my house.
These are all typical modern-day expectations.
Citizens completely rely on others for basic survival.
And assume the dollar will always be able to buy these goods and services.
- We assume money is as close at hand as the nearest ATM.
- And the value of the dollars will remain stable.
On September 11th, while New Yorkers were pulling together for the common good…
What was the rest of the country doing?
Sitting in their cars, in long lines, waiting to fill their tanks with $4.00 gasoline.
Price gouging occurred nationwide.
Some store owners saw a chance to capitalize on fear.
Luckily 9/11 was a one-day affair.
No follow-up attacks occurred, and the price gouging didn’t spread.
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Imagine a man whose family lives paycheck to paycheck.
He suddenly finds himself standing in line at the local grocery.
He’s got a single ten-dollar bill in hand and prices rise before his very eyes.
He has maybe two days of food in the house and HAS to do something.
So he throws the ten dollars on the counter, overfills up his cart, and runs.
A chain reaction starts, and mass looting begins.
Followed by men carrying the only currency still honored firearms.
The store empties within hours and will not be restocked.
Because what store owner wouldn’t board up the windows after his inventory is looted?
Couldn’t happen, you say?
Just look at the looting that occurred after the Rodney King trial in Los Angeles.
Or that occurred during Hurricane Katrina.
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Words on paper (even disaster response plans) cannot feed the masses, illuminate the dark, or purify water.
The real value of their emergency plan was less than the paper it was printed on.
Relying on a faceless Federal Government to save us in times of disaster is a fool’s strategy.
Even the most stable, civilized nation is only three days from anarchy.
Our constitution, our laws, and our public institutions are the framework that binds this nation together.
However, when the power goes off, the water is polluted, and food becomes scarce…
We are ALL divided, and divided; we fall.
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We rely on computers, electricity, petroleum, and vehicles.
And if those technologies fail, our system breaks down.
Nowadays, we expect others to pick up the pieces after a disaster.
It’s not that we’re lazy.
It’s just the way we’ve been conditioned that “Big Brother will rescue us.”
For most of us, disasters and our survival are in the hands of others.
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When our ancestors moved west to tame a new frontier, they took no government promises.
But they did take horses, covered wagons, casks of water and food, rifles and ammunition for hunting and protection, axes for chopping wood, etc.
They provided for themselves and their communities, come hell or high water.
We must recover some of that pioneer spirit.
The desire to accept responsibility for ourselves, rather than expecting someone else to toe the line.
During times of crisis, the human condition can lead to behaviors as destructive as any terrorist’s bomb.
But it is no laughing matter when disaster strikes.
The unprepared citizen will find himself in that grocery store line, amongst the looters, risking his life for scraps to keep his family alive.
We will have more power outages, earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, and terrorist attacks.
Now is the time to prepare, plan, and ensure our family’s survival.
And yes, maybe those extra jars of peanut butter would be a good place to start.Click here to instantly download this Complete Checklist PDF. No purchase necessary.
After some quiet reflection, perhaps you’ve decided having some extra food around is not crazy.
And it’s in your family’s best interest.
Good for you!
- Which preppers foods?
- What other kinds of supplies?
- Just how big do you want your stockpile to be?
If you’re new to prepping, you may be excited by all this.
But after the initial excitement, do you really want to invest in food that requires constant attention?
One that takes rotation and occupies half your basement?
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A week? A month? Three months? Six months?
How about a year?
Sure, a year’s worth may be overkill for most situations short of an apocalyptic event (i.e., TEOTWAWKI).
↓ America’s Biggest Threats In 2023+
However, maybe THAT’s what helps you sleep better at night.
One can’t underestimate the value of a good night’s sleep.
What’s truly sad is the average U.S. family doesn’t even have at least one week of food.
This is just the nature of living in 21st Century America.
One where the grocery store has replaced the basement pantry and the underground root cellar.
↓ The Surprising Reason People Live A Fragile Life
Most natural disasters will not require non perishable food beyond a few weeks or a month.
You may want to stockpile for up to six months if you are talking:
- political upheaval
- or some other Third World intrusion into our ordered American lifestyles
By that time, society should be regaining some semblance of order.
However, if you think society will collapse into anarchy, you may want to stockpile for a year (or longer).
One thing to remember is continuous anarchy is an unnatural vacuum.
Human politics abhor a vacuum.
Some group will fill the void.
Perhaps it won’t be as altruistic as our current politicians (if you can imagine that).
Still, humans are pack animals and will band together.
Society, in one form or another, will return.
This means if you have a massive stockpile these “friendly” folks may relieve you of it.
But let’s assume you decide on stockpiling food in the mid-range of options.
A six-month supply of food on hand at any given time for your family.
- So what foods should you stock?
- What foods are stable in storage?
- What are human nutritional requirements?
These emergency meals are designed to meet your family’s basic nutritional needs.
The best thing about this option is how fast and simple it is.
Just figure out the amount you need, order it online, find a good place to store it in your home, and sleep better at night.
You can order a year’s worth today or buy a smaller amount over time; it’s up to you.
The Bottom Line:
Freeze-dried prepackaged survival food kits are the easiest, fastest, and foolproof way to build your survival pantry.
Or, for those who prefer MRE meals, you could go that route.
Not my first choice but to each their own.
Or you could invest in an at-home freeze dryer…
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The human body needs fuel.
Otherwise known as calories, namely: fat, protein, and carbohydrates.
In the long run, the body also needs vitamins and minerals.
Your pantry staples should meet this requirement.
But adding a couple of large bottles of a good daily multivitamin is a good insurance policy against scurvy.
Your real concern is choosing shelf stable foods that are dense in calories, fats, proteins, and carbs.
Storing white rice and dried beans are good sources of carbs.
Foods spoil in the presence of bacteria, fungi, and mold, all of which require water.
Many prepper foods are naturally preserved not by chemical preservatives but by their packaged moisture levels.
Remember that microorganisms cannot grow without water.
Furthermore, they’re easy to prepare.
Boil them in water until soft, and add a little salt or other dry seasonings.
They even taste pretty good, especially when hungry.
Another great source of fat, protein, and carbs is peanut butter.
Stored in sealed jars, peanut butter has very low moisture and very high oil and fat content, which prevents spoilage.
It is also very calorie-dense.
You should learn how to make hardtack, which is a simple survival cracker that can last decades.
What about dried or smoked meats for protein?
Jerky, beef, chicken, or turkey will last a very long time and are a source of protein.
Again due to good food packaging, low moisture, and high salt content.
However, jerky is not high in calories or fat and is very expensive unless you make your own.
My personal favorite super survival food to make is pemmican.
It’s dried meat mixed with tallow. If packaged properly, it can last several decades.
Here’s our step-by-step “How To Make Pemmican” guide. Or check out the below video for a quick overview:
This brings us to a whole other topic: food preservation.
There are several good methods for preserving meats and fish: drying, smoking, and salt-curing; however, we’ll save those topics for another day.
How about canned or dried fruits?
Modern cans have a plastic coating inside, but the high acidity of many fruits can still cause the cans to corrode over time.
I’ve seen this phenomenon with applesauce.
The fruits can still be eaten in an emergency but may taste metallic or rusty.
However, if you are starving, you won’t even notice.
Just be aware – the grocery store prepper pantry method is not easy or simple.
It takes a lot of time, energy, and dedication to doing it right.
↓ How to Start a Prepper Food Pantry
Powdered milk, tang, etc.
These are all great for long term storage.
So what about other prepper supplies?
Food won’t be my only concern if I’m preparing and stockpiling food for my family.
Some of these may already be included in your emergency survival kits – also a good idea.Click here to instantly download this Complete Checklist PDF. No purchase necessary.
We don’t talk about our stockpiles with anyone.
If you ignore this simple rule and share your stockpile with others outside your family, it’s great that you’re doing the good Christian thing.
However, realize you are sacrificing your family’s security when you do.
Be prepared to lose it all if things go bad.
If your heart tells you that helping others is just as important as helping your loved ones, follow your heart, let your love light shine, and prepare to accept the consequences.Click here to instantly download this Complete Checklist PDF. No purchase necessary.
Step 1. Decide how many months of food you want in the case of an emergency.
This is a personal choice, and I cannot decide for you. However, if you’re a regular reader of this site, you know I believe our modern society is a fragile proposition at best.
The bottom line is there are many possible disaster events, and if you add up the odds of one of them occurring in your lifetime, you become very motivated to prepare ASAP.
Step 2. Figure out how many calories your family needs daily to survive.
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Step 3. Purchase the right amount of freeze dried foods from a reputable dealer.
I recommend buying from Valley Food Storage.
Their prices are the best when factoring everything in, such as shipping, quality sealing/containers, and ingredients.
Plus, their products are tasty (my Valley Food Storage review post), and the food bucket containers are of high quality and easily stackable (making storage much easier and less intrusive).
Here’s Valley Food Storage’s comparison chart for your review, proving its quality, price, and shelf life is the best.
Honestly, prepper food may be the best investment you’ll ever make for your family.
Even doubling the stock market value can’t protect you from starvation if society collapses and grocery stores go empty overnight.
Stockpiles and survival gear are the only things to protect from that crisis level.
OR AN ALTERNATIVE – purchase your own freeze dryer!
Step 4. Store this food in a cool, dry location, secure location, and don’t tell anyone!
That’s it…4 easy steps that you can complete today.Click here to instantly download this Complete Checklist PDF. No purchase necessary.
I think stockpiling is THE BEST investment you can make.
Why? Because the alternative (a.k.a. the downside) is too scary.
Unlike your typical dollar investment (where the worst-case downside is losing all your money), the downside we are talking about regarding a stockpiling food investment is your family starving.
But Jack, what if my food stockpile investment never pays off?
Great, life continues as normal…enjoy!
But I ask you, what if stockpiling food does pay off?
Thank goodness you took action today.
Don’t wait; start right now because survival has no do-overs.
You get to live on what you’ve stockpiled when all the grocery store food is gone.
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